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Sunday, September 05, 2010

zetetic

\zeh-TEH-tic\ , adjective;
1.
Proceeding by inquiry; investigating
Quotes:
It was not dogmatic and scholastic, but zetetic and critical: it did not seek to lay down and inculcate ready-made philosophical doctrine, but to afford direction to investigation and independent thought.
-- Friedrich Paulsen, James Edwin Creighton, Albert Lefevre, Immanuel Kant, his life and doctrine
But the truth was I wasn't feeling zetetic or ready to get tectonic, to shift those continents of thought.
-- Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang
Origin:
Zetetic comes from the Greekzetetikos, "searching."
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